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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 327634, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/327634
Case Report

Colon Mucinous Adenocarcinoma in Childhood: A Case Report with Emphasis on Image Findings

Department of Radiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21941.913. Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Received 4 March 2010; Accepted 9 March 2010

Academic Editor: Felix Diekmann

Copyright © 2010 Antonio Muccillo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is extremely rare in children. We report a case of a 12-year-old boy who presented with a five-month history of weight loss and anorexia, associated with vomiting episodes, dizziness, fatigue, and dyspnea. On physical examination, a palpable abdominal mass was noticed on the right hypochondrium and flank. An imaging study was performed, which showed a solid mass on the right colon. The patient underwent incisional surgical biopsy, and subsequent histopathologic analysis revealed a colon mucinous adenocarcinoma.